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mandala inspiration

I like exploring many different media/mediums. The latest has been explorations with digital photography and photoshop and it has been an exciting journey. I’ve been creating mandala inspired images by combining and recombining a single image. I’ve used my photos of the local landscape, close-ups of things like plants, chameleon skin and shield lichen plus […]

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something left

moving out of the dark

Every so often I abandon myself – ok – sounds weird – but I’m talking about what happens when I ignore core elements, those things that are essential to who I am. When I abandon art and writing projects that made my heart beat faster when I conceived of them, my heart slows . . […]

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revere the seed

multi, mixed and moving

My creative work is based on word & image. That covers a lot of ground! Sometimes I work in words – creating poetry or story – and other times I work in images in a variety of media. There are times when I combine the two. I’ve created altered images of my photography and added […]

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seeking

seeking inspiration

Coffee is my wake-me-up and often fuels me throughout the day. Growing up I drank Red Rose tea from an early age – a very British thing to do. Once I got into university I tried coffee and loved the taste (well sometimes the campus coffee was awful) and the boost it gave me. Of […]

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hero

change

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. ~Barack Obama~ Here I go again. I’ve revised my website and given it a new look using my photos. The next stage is to increase […]

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printing

work on

Light tomorrow with today. ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning I’ve been working from last year’s “thing of beauty project”. I’ve selected some images and words I want to share and am making prints and cards that will soon be available on my gallery site. (image of printed 13 x 19 in. sheet below – I love […]

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insistent

an offering

The winter rain has warmed and is now morphed into a warmer spring rain. On this spring day an offering of one of my poems from the 4th annual anthology of the Sooke Writers’ Collective: a new day insistent rain ignites passions ocean mingles with the wind calls another poem into being you layer up […]

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what a day

what a day

some days like this ground into gravel askew you stand there trying to make the decision bend or step over either way you will win

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the golden door

getting a grip (and being like Carol)

There’s been a character and concept I’ve been wanting to explore for a long time. A long time. I’ve made notes: written down questions, scenes, ideas and yet the story did not come. The essential plot, the essence of the thing was missing. It was just an idea, not a thing ready to be told, […]

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In Conversation

introvert me

This Friday I will be reading one or two of my poems along with other poets at the Coast Collective launch of In Conversation II. I’m thinking about the whole public thing – going on display so to speak. It’s intimidating for a introvert like me. But it’s also empowering to share some of who […]

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